Following the excitement and, no doubt, busy, bustling events surrounding the festive period, it can be a challenge to get out and about in January. The thought of curling up in a warm house, wrapped in a duvet and cradling a cuppa (Yorkshire Tea of course) seems much more inviting… BUT, it’s important to get out and breath in some of that fresh Yorkshire air!
We’ve put together a collection of some of Yorkshire’s finest activities (both outdoor and indoor) to help give some inspiration to swap those slippers for your hiking boots and head on out!
Remember, a flask of Yorkshire Provender Soup never goes amiss whilst heading out on your adventures to keep your mitts warm, so stock up on your favourites and get those flasks filled!
A walk in the Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales encompasses over 2000km of rolling hills, vast open landscapes, waterfalls, valleys and scenic villages, therefore has, understandably, been voted one of the best areas for walking in the UK. Whether you fancy yourself a more challenging hike or a leisurely stroll, the Yorkshire Dales has it all.
Head out on a Cycle Trail
One for the entire family to enjoy! Jumping on your bike can be a great way to embrace the outdoors and get those legs burning and heart racing. With 100s of cycle routes throughout Yorkshire, it’s also a good way to appreciate the stunning landscapes and cover a large area in one go. You can even follow parts of the route of the Tour De Yorkshire!
Black Sheep Brewery Tour
Join the brewery experts as they talk you through the history of the Black Sheep brew and how these fine flavours were curated to form the perfect pint! You’ll be able to delve into the brewing rooms of the brewhouse itself before rounding off with a hand-pulled pint of one of their many delicious beers.
PLUS, if you’re a Yorkshire Provender Soup fan, you may have tasted the hoppy flavours of the Black Sheep Ale before in our Golden Onion Soup with a splash of Black Sheep Ale!
Experience wildlife at one of Yorkshire’s many Nature Reserves
Taking a stroll around a Nature Reserve can be a relaxing way to squeeze in some leisurely exercise in the fresh Yorkshire air and spot wildlife in its natural habitat. Adel Dam Nature Reserve in West Yorkshire is a small, but beautiful, pocket of woodland and wetland encased in stunning scenery, towering canopy trees and home to woodpeckers, mandarin ducks and kingfishers.
Go for a traditional Roast Dinner
Last, but definitely not least, there’s no finer Yorkshire tradition than going for a hearty, filling Sunday roast. At Delicious HQ we’ve put our heads together to source one of the top-ranked roasty pubs in Yorkshire. Shoulder of Mutton in Harrogate is based in a traditional stone-built 1880’s building with a roaring log fire and ladened with history and classic charm.
Going for a Sunday dinner can be a great way to pull yourself from the comfort of your sofa and sample some of, arguably, Yorkshire’s finest cuisine – not to mention there’ll be no pots to wash at the end of it!